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2 vs 1
Played
February 7, 2013 3:30 AM MYT
Wembley Stadium — London
Referee:‬ Pedro Proença‎
Attendance:‬ 87453‎
 
26′ Wayne Rooney
Fred 48′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: England 2-1 Brazil

Frank Lampard's instinctive finish gave Roy Hodgson's men an impressive victory over an out-of-sorts Selecao at Wembley, leaving Luiz Filipe Scolari with much to ponder

By Liam Twomey at Wembley

  • Joe Hart
    18
    0
    3.00

    Joe Hart

    Flapped at the ball a couple of times and parried Ronaldinho's penalty back into danger, but showed great bravery and reflexes to deny him on the rebound. Could do nothing to prevent Fred levelling the scores.

  • Ashley Cole
    11
    3
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    Neymar's preference to run at Johnson meant he went long periods without a direct opponent. Oscar got in behind him once, but this was an otherwise solid display on his 100th international appearance. Replaced by Baines at the interval.

  • Chris Smalling
    9
    5
    3.00

    Chris Smalling

    Looked reasonably composed until Brazil got their equaliser, before contributing to England's five minutes of madness with a drilled pass back to Hart which eventually resulted in Fred clipping the crossbar.

  • Gary Cahill
    4
    8
    2.50

    Gary Cahill

    A threat at both ends of the pitch, testing Cesar from set-pieces as well as gifting Brazil their equaliser just after half-time. It was an error which tainted an otherwise impressive performance, built on some fine last-ditch defending to deny Neymar.

  • Glen Johnson
    10
    2
    3.50

    Glen Johnson

    Marshalled Neymar surprisingly well and got forward whenever he could, combining neatly with Walcott and the England midfield.

  • Jack Wilshere
    30
    2
    4.00

    Jack Wilshere Top of the Match

    Ran the show in the first half, worrying Brazilian defenders constantly with his skilful driving runs and silky passing. Was unfortunate to concede a first-half penalty, but Hart bailed him out. Not as influential after the break.

  • Steven Gerrard
    14
    2
    3.50

    Steven Gerrard

    Showed encouraging maturity and discipline in the holding role, linking neatly with Wilshere and delivering consistently dangerous set-pieces.

  • Tom Cleverley
    7
    3
    3.00

    Tom Cleverley

    The least noticeable of England's first-half midfield triumvirate, he nevertheless did the simple things well before being replaced by Lampard at half-time.

  • Danny Welbeck
    6
    3
    2.50

    Danny Welbeck

    Worked hard but looked out of place on the left, and wasted a golden opportunity to double England's lead after good work from Wilshere and Gerrard.

  • Theo Walcott
    14
    2
    3.00

    Theo Walcott

    Took time to really warm to his task, but exposed Adriano's lack of defensive prowess after the break, surging past him and producing dangerous low crosses.

  • Wayne Rooney
    12
    2
    3.50

    Wayne Rooney

    Not spectacular by any means, but led the line with an authority we're not used to seeing from him in an England shirt, and bagged himself a goal and an assist.

Substitutions

  • Leighton Baines
    7
    2
    3.00

    Leighton Baines

    Replaced Cole at the break and got forward to deliver one or two of his trademark dangerous deliveries.

  • Aaron Lennon
    5
    4
    3.00

    Aaron Lennon

    Came on for Walcott with just under 20 minutes left, and offered more of the same.

  • Frank Lampard
    20
    2
    3.50

    Frank Lampard

    The man was born to score goals. His finish from Rooney's lay-off was one any striker would have been proud of: Instant, instinctive and devastatingly accurate.

  • James Milner
    3
    5
    3.00

    James Milner

    Provided tactical discipline and hard graft when he came on for Welbeck on the hour.

  • Julio César
    14
    0
    3.00

    Julio César

    Made a number of decent to very good saves, but was powerless to prevent either Rooney or Lampard finding a way through.

  • Adriano
    3
    5
    1.50

    Adriano

    His decision-making was poor going forward, and defensively he was embarrassed by Walcott's pace and direct running on numerous occasions.

  • Daniel Alves
    4
    2
    2.00

    Daniel Alves

    Not his rampaging self down the right. Shackled Welbeck with relative ease but contributed little to his side's attacks.

  • Dante
    5
    1
    3.50

    Dante

    Solid and sensible at the heart of defence, breaking up attacks and not panicking when faced by one of England's pacey attackers. Not at fault for either of the goals.

  • David Luiz
    10
    3
    3.00

    David Luiz

    Made a number of timely interceptions and well-positioned blocks, but was left exposed by his full-backs and midfelders.

  • Oscar
    8
    5
    2.50

    Oscar

    As ever, showed flashes of genius, but has yet to really dominate a match against English opposition. He's got plenty of time to learn, though.

  • Paulinho
    3
    3
    2.00

    Paulinho

    This was not a display to impress long-time suitors Chelsea, or anyone else for that matter. Accomplished little of consequence and was withdrawn on the hour.

  • Ramires
    2
    7
    2.00

    Ramires

    Showed his usual pace and dynamism, but invariably found himself chasing shadows as England's midfielder passed around him.

  • Ronaldinho
    10
    0
    1.50

    Ronaldinho Flop of the Match

    Off the pace from the outset, and his tame penalty gave Joe Hart the chance to be a hero. A sad shadow of his glorious former self.

  • Luis Fabiano
    4
    2
    2.00

    Luis Fabiano

    Lacked the pace or guile to break England's high line and was replaced at the interval.

  • Neymar
    12
    1
    2.50

    Neymar

    A disappointment on his return to these shores after some wonderful performances at the Olympics. Clearly has a lot of talent, but never found his rhythm.

Substitutions

  • Miranda
    1
    4
    2.50

    Miranda

    Came on for Luiz just as England appeared content with their lot going forward.

  • Filipe Luis
    1
    3
    2.50

    Filipe Luis

    Looked more solid than Adriano, the man he replaced, but by then the intensity of the game had eased.

  • Arouca
    3
    1
    3.00

    Arouca

    Injected some much-needed urgency into the Brazil midfield, but could not turn the tide.

  • Jean
    1
    3
    2.50

    Jean

    Replaced the disappointing Paulinho but could not provide any greater impetus in the midfield.

  • Lucas
    6
    0
    3.00

    Lucas

    Was on his toes to mug Cahill and feed Fred for the equaliser, but his influence faded once Lampard restored England's lead.

  • Fred
    5
    0
    3.00

    Fred

    Took his chance brilliantly seconds after coming on, but in the main his lack of rounded skills outside the penalty area harmed Brazil's approach play.

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